My interest in the art of jewelry making was first nurtured by a fourth grade art teacher who introduced me to enameling on copper.
I enjoyed enameling bowls, plates, and various types of jewelry as gifts from then until I went away to college. I was privileged to learn jewelry making (fabrication) as an art form from Earl Pardon at Skidmore College.
After college I dabbled in other media such as decoupage, macrame, and pottery until I located a jewelry class. Since then I have taken classes and workshops on Lost Wax Casting, Fold-Forming,
Torch-Fired Enamels, and Hollow Forms, among others. I recently took a workshop in Precious Metal Clay.
I like using combinations of metals, brass, copper or anodized Niobium or Titanium with silver.
Although constantly experimenting with new or revised techniques I usually combine surface texturing or embellishment and the use of layered or fold–formed metal to add dimension to my fabricated pieces.
My work has been published in “Jewelry/Metalworking Survey Number 3,” edited by David LaPlantz, 1993.
I have also exhibited in The San Jose Museum of Art, “Art By Design” Competition, 1995.